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Telegram to Charles D. Hilles on the Results of the Presidential Election

November 05, 1912

Hon. Charles D. Hilles, Chairman Republican National Committee, Times Building, New York City.

You have conducted a most difficult campaign in the face of unusual obstacles. I congratulate you heartily on the fight you have made, and I am deeply grateful to you for it.

WILLIAM H. TAFT.

Source: "Taft Owning Defeat, Calls to Deserters," New York Times, November 6, 1912, p. 5.

William Howard Taft, Telegram to Charles D. Hilles on the Results of the Presidential Election Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/345977

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